hey what’s going on guys my name is brain bean now the k55 has been a keyboard that since it came out I’ve been comfortable recommending just because it’s price to features ratio is just way too good to pass up but it can’t all be sunshine and rainbows and I still wanted to do a proper review of it because there are some things about this keyboard that you should know.
Corsair K55 RGB Review Gaming Keyboard
Let’s go ahead and just take a look at it starting with the keyboards construction and design the k55 is made entirely of plastic it’s extremely light and it does flex quite a bit but only when you’re really cranking down on it it’s definitely not the sturdiest keyboard out there but then again I wouldn’t expect anything more at this price point design wise the keyboard is you’re fairly basic hundred and four key design plus the six dedicated macro keys but we’ll talk a little bit more about those later the top cover of the keyboard is micro textured making it fingerprint proof which is always a nice thing to have the k55 certainly packs in the features but the one main compromise that shouldn’t be much of a surprise is that it’s not mechanical just because it’s a membrane keyboard doesn’t mean that it doesn’t feel good to type on though it’s actually fairly snappy feeling this doesn’t necessarily mean that there isn’t any of that classic membrane squish there’s just a lot less than most keyboards and I think people who are looking for a great keyboard of this price point probably care less about it being mechanical and care more about the features it has and while you don’t get full n key rollover you still do get multi key anti-ghosting and of course as is customary on the channel here’s a quick sound test of the Corsair k70 v the fonts on the k55 is nice and simple and honestly I wish they’d use this font on their higher in two keyboards as well and all of the secondary functions on the keys are nicely illuminated which is less of a big deal on a membrane keyboard but it’s still something I always like to see the k55 is an RGB keyboard but it’s important to understand that it does not have full perky illumination nor does it use Corsairs cue software the k55 instead has 12 preset lighting effects that use three distinct lighting zones it’s certainly not as good as a proper RGB keyboard but again we’re only talking about a keyboard you do get spectrum cycling and color wave effects that come really close to real RGB keyboard however the color wave does look a little bit choppy animating over those three lighting zones the lights themselves look pretty good in the translucent membrane under the keys glows really nicely the keyboard tries to emulate those higher-end Corsair keyboards with an exposed switch design with a slow profile top cover which actually makes it look pretty good in my opinion where the k55 really stands out is the amount of features packed into this keyboard this is what makes the k55 truly stand out in this class the k55 has six dedicated macro keys on the left side of the board as well as dedicated media keys there’s no volume scroll wheel like coursers higher-end keyboards but there are two dedicated volume buttons and a mute button which really is just as good you also have dedicated buttons for brightness control windows lock and on-the-fly macro recording and if that wasn’t enough the k55 also comes with a detachable wrist rest so as you can see compared to most gaming keyboards at this price the k55 really is tough to beat the underside of the keyboard is fairly standard with four small rubberized pads and two non rubberized extendable legs also the cable is just a simple rubber cable which of course air was looking for places to compromise on build quality I’m glad they did so with just the cable overall the k55 certainly isn’t the most premium keyboard on the market with its all plastic construction and limited lighting options but realistically for the very affordable the k55 packs and expounding amount of features and still delivers a fantastic experience for the money if you’re in the market for a gaming keyboard and don’t want to spend too much then the k55 is one of the best non mechanical options out there well that’s it for the video guys feel free to let me know down in the comments what you want to see me compare this keyboard to and also feel free to give me some suggestions out to what reviews you want to see next consider giving the video a like if you enjoyed it to show your support and if you’re new here on the channel click that subscribe button because I’ve got a lot more videos coming for you in the near future you can also follow me on twitter at brain bean gaming and twitch at twitch.tv slash brain bean gaming but as always thank you guys so much for watching and I’ll see you in the next one
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